Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF
Five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.
Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on children killed in Aleppo
Yesterday’s attack near the Hatem Al Taai primary school in Aleppo city killed four children and injured three others. The children were on their way to school in the morning hours when mortars hit the area.
It’s time to end child poverty in Canada
Globally, nearly 385 million children live in extreme poverty. This is a staggering number to comprehend. Children in rich countries are also poor. Some are deprived of basic conditions for good child development like safe housing and adequate nutrition, but generally to be a poor child in a rich country is a matter of social exclusion that preys on the mind as well as the body. It leads to poorer mental and physical health, more difficult relationships and diminished dreams. It’s also unnecessary and unfair.
Keep children safe in Mosul operation, UNICEF says
More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.
Going to school turns into a nightmare for Aleppo’s children
At 08:30 a.m. as I was starting my day in the office, logging into my computer when the sad news came in – a mortar struck children on their way to the Hatem Al Ta’i primary school.
Record numbers of unaccompanied children arrive in Italy – UNICEF
Three newborn babies, two born on Italian Coastguard boats in the Central Mediterranean and one at port, are among the newest arrivals of refugee and migrant children in Italy, as numbers of children hit record levels, says UNICEF.
Supply of children’s five-in-one vaccine secured at lowest-ever price
Price drop below $1 a dose reflects work of UNICEF, on behalf of Gavi and countries towards affordable and sustainable vaccine supply for vulnerable children
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